The past year was successful for the Call of Duty series. Free, online Warzone has become extremely popular practically from the place (now it can boast over 85 million gamers), similarly to Black Ops - Cold War released in mid-November. And as you know, big money comes with popularity. According to Activision, its iconic franchise of first person shooters has earned over 3 billion dollars net in the past 12 months, which is an all-time record. This amount includes both physical and digital game version (via Business Wire).
Compared to last year, Call of Duty's earnings increased by 80% and the number of sold copies of games from the series by 40%. In addition, more than 200 million people have enjoyed the series over the past twelve months, which is also a record. Of course, the most successful period was last month, which was the best November ever in terms of the number of gamers and hours spent with Call of Duty games.
We, therefore, have further evidence that despite some of the players complaining, the Call of Duty franchise is still extremely strong and there is little indication that it will be shut down soon. The announcement of the next installment of the franchise is probabbly only a matter of time.
- Call of Duty - official website
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Review. Cold War, Hot Choices